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The dying of the green scare

This planet is on course for a catastrophe.
The existence of Life itself is at stake
.”
– Dr Tim Flannery,
Principal Research Scientist

“So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems, and that’s a real worry for the people in the bush.” – Tim Flannery, AU Climate Commissar

Andrew Bolt

Herald Sun | August 21 2013

I’ve always considered 2007 the high point of global warmism in Australia. That’s the year, for instance, that Tim Flannery was appointed Australian of the Year and warned that rains ”isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems”. It then started raining. The scare is now in terminal decline.

But Jo Nova has a fascinating collection of graphs suggesting the world-wide scare actually peaked a bit later. For instance:

The Carbon Capture Report, based in Illinois, tallies up the media stories from the English speaking media on “climate change” daily. Thanks to the tip from Peter Lang, we can see the terminal trend below. The big peak in late 2009 was the double-whammy of Climategate and Copenhagen (aka Hopenhagen). It’s all been downhill since then…

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Nova has a theory:


It may have taken 18 months, but the Great Global Warming Scare was tested for real for the first time in Copenhagen and it failed. The collision with decades of dismal EU monetary policy, and a couple of cold winters help seal its fate. How much of that was due to FOIA and Climategate, we’ll probably never know.

Mind you, the warmist industry is still churning out wild scares to a public that’s not buying – which is what you’d expect from any government-funded enterprise. Take this, from frequent-flying warmist scientists:


The study, which is published in the journal Nature Climate Change, showed that by the middle of this century, ” the amount of airspace containing significant clear air turblence is most likely to double”

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